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Re^5: Make it good

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 19, 2004 at 14:59 UTC ( #400551=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Make it good
in thread Make it good

Don't redefine the terms. The OP was talking about reusable code in terms of software engineering - not about about licensing issues. perl is open source, but it's not very readable or reusable. And I've seen a lot of code that's both readable and reusable according to the definitions the OP gave, but which isn't open source.


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Re^6: Make it good
by apotheon (Deacon) on Oct 19, 2004 at 18:33 UTC
    So who's redefining terms?

    1. I can't read his mind. I only know what BrowserUk said, not what he thought. As for the original poster, it's true that he was referring to software engineering as opposed to licensing, but see #2 below.

    2. I made reference to licensing issues, as I tried to point out, only in absence of direct personal knowledge of the software engineering characteristics of reusability and readability.

    3. I tried to indicate clearly that I referred to Windows and 'nix OSes in comparison with one another, and not as stand-alone Platonic ideals. One cannot really treat an OS as an absolute when discussing its design characteristics (not if one wishes to be taken seriously, at any rate), and OSes must therefore be examined in the context of one product among many. That's all I did.

    I know you'd rather I simply say "Well, since I don't know everything, I must be wrong and you must be right," but I'm afraid I have a tendency to actually try to approach discussions with a desire to see valid arguments made rather than rely on the emotional impact of logical fallacies to make my decisions for me.

    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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